Open Space

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  • Phone: 970-328-8698
    Fax: 970-328-7185

    Open Space
    P.O. Box 179
    500 Broadway
    Eagle, Colorado 81631


Eagle River Preserve open for summer

Contact: Toby Sprunk, Open Space Director, 970-328-8698 or

The Eagle River Preserve is now open to vehicles daily from dawn to dusk, following a winter closure to allow for wildlife habitat. County officials are offering a few reminders to ensure enjoyment of the property by all users:

• Stay on established paths. The vegetation is still young and developing. Be especially mindful of sensitive vegetation along the riverbank. 
• Dogs should be kept on a leash, except within the designated off-leash dog area.
• Pack out personal trash and any litter found. Trash containers are provided at the parking area.
• Review posted signs and rules.
The Eagle River Preserve includes approximately 72 acres just west of the main intersection in Edwards. Current amenities include a walking trail, benches, an off-leash dog area, access to the Eagle River for fishing, and a small pond. The entire former gravel pit will be available for public access once all phases of the restoration are complete. For more information on the Eagle River Preserve, visit